Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Theme Day: School
It's not only April Fools Day but it's also a theme day for City Daily Photo Bloggers and today's theme is School. I took this photo back in January of 2019 when I was in Tempe to go to a lecture at the Arizona State University School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. Many of the lectures take place in this building affectionately called "Old Main". It's one of the oldest buildings on the campus. In fact, it was constructed before Arizona had reached statehood. It was dedicated February 4, 1898 and was the first building in Tempe to be wired for electric lights. The day after Teddy Roosevelt dedicated the Roosevelt Dam, he made a speech from the front steps of this building on March 19, 1911. In that speech, he predicted that because of that dam, the valley's population could reach 100,000 by the year 2000. He was off on that figure by a few million. The population in the year 2000 was 3,251,876. It was almost 5 million in July 0f 2019. I think Roosevelt would be impressed.
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